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HAKORAS HATOV AWARD

Evening of Celebration

MOTZAEI SHABBOS PARASHAS BO / JANUARY 8 , 2022 • PARTNERS . DARCHEI . ORG

MR . AND MRS . SHUMY AND RIVKAH REICHMANN

HAKORAS HATOV AWARD

Shumy and Rivkah Reichmann have created a home that is dedicated to growth in Torah and middos tovos and to maximizing one ’ s individual kochos . The Reichmanns ’ commitment to the chinuch of their children is evidenced by their devotion to the Yeshiva ’ s success , and they are thus most fitting recipients of this year ’ s Hakoras Hatov Award .

The Reichmanns exemplify the ideals of Yeshiva Darchei Torah . Their dedication to creating a Torahdike ’ home infused with true Jewish values is a legacy they carry on from their parents , Shiu and Lisa Reichmann and Chaim and Risie Finkelstein , as well as their grandparents , Hashi and Marika Reichmann , Louis and Jeanie Stern , Sidney and Gabby Finkelstein , Suzie Werner a ” h , and ybl ” c Shimon Werner , who were and are known for their chesed , concern for others and k ’ vius ittim laTorah .
Shumy , a native of Queens , attended Yeshiva Shaar HaTorah , where he forged a close kesher with Rav Zelik Epstein zt ” l , after whom his youngest son is named . Today he carries on that connection as a member of Shaar HaTorah ’ s alumni committee and remains close with Rav Kalman Epstein , Rav Sholom Spitz , and Rav Yaakov Grossman . He also strongly values the guidance and support he receives from his rebbeim at Yeshivas Ner Yisrael of Baltimore , including Rav Tzvi Berkowitz and Rav Boruch Neuberger . Today he is a valued member of Bais Medrash of Flatbush , under the leadership of Rav Hershel Zolty , and a Managing Director at Harbor Group International .
Shumy ’ s eishes chayil Rivkah balances her role as a very involved mother with her responsibilities as associate director of Camp Simcha Special , a position she has held for close to twenty years . In that capacity she serves as a role model of chesed to her family and her community .
The Reichmanns feel privileged to have formed a special relationship with Rav Yaakov Bender , Rosh HaYeshiva , whose tailor-made guidance in chinuch habanim is most precious to them .
Shumy and Rivkah are the proud parents of Refael and Tzvi , currently talmidim at Mesivta Chaim Shlomo , as well as Bracha , Shlomo , and Aharon Zelig . They personally attest to the way Rav Bender and his exceptional staff have embedded into the very walls of the Yeshiva an atmosphere of giving and a focus on what can be done to ensure that each talmid will best utilize his kochos . Both Rav Zevi Trenk , menahel of the Mesivta , and Rav Shimon Dachs , principal of the Mesivta ( and this year ’ s Leadership in Chinuch awardee ), are readily available to evaluate and address every need of the talmidim . The Reichmanns feel truly privileged that their children are part of what is at once a world-class yeshiva and , at the same time , a mosad that recognizes the value and potential of every boy .
As parents , Shumy and Rivkah also stand out in their focus on investing their all in their children ’ s hatzlacha . They are outstanding supporters of the Yeshiva ’ s goals , and we are proud to present them with this year ’ s Hakoras Hatov Award .
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